Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
The AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Fort Lauderdale Open kicks off the 2006 AVP Season. For the fourth consecutive year, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will open its season in beautiful Florida, at Fort Lauderdale’s South Beach Park. Tickets are available now at http://AVP.com. Television coverage of the Men’s and Women’s finals will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net. Check local listings for broadcast times.
More than 150 of the top professional beach volleyball athletes in the world will descend into Florida for the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown. The Women’s side features 2004 Olympic gold medal winners Misty May and Kerri Walsh, 2004 Olympic bronze medal winners Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs, and AVP’s reigning defensive player of the year Rachel Wacholder. The 2006 AVP Cuervo Gold Crown will also welcome back AVP Great Barbra Fontana and 2000 Olympians’ Jenny Johnson-Jordan and Annett Davis.
The AVP Men’s side is deeper than ever as 2005 AVP Fort Lauderdale Champions and AVP Team of the Year Stein Metzger and Jake Gibb have split. Metzger will team with 2004 AVP MVP Mike Lambert, while Gibb, the 2005 MVP, will partner with AVP Star Sean Rosenthal. Three-time Olympic gold medal winner Karch Kiraly enters his 28th season on the beach, partnering with AVP Star Larry Witt. And 2000 Olympic Gold Medalists Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana have reunited for the 2006 AVP season.
Golden Girls May and Walsh enter the 2006 season on the verge of many milestones. With a win in Fort Lauderdale, Walsh will earn her 50th career title and move into a tie for fifth place on the all time win list. While May needs seven more titles to move into third place all-time. May currently has 53 career titles.
Several milestones will be reached during the 2006 AVP Season. 2004 Bronze Medalist Elaine Youngs is just $60,000 away from reaching $1,000,000 in career earnings, while 2000 Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana is just $24,000 away from the $1,000,000 mark. Log on to http://avp.com to see what other milestones the AVP Pros will reach in 2006.
The competition is sure to be fierce and you do not want to miss a single serve, dig or spike. Log on to http://avp.com/tickets today to purchase your tickets to the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Fort Lauderdale Open, March 31 – April 2.
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